Festival of Light – level 3

15-08-2018 07:00

The city of Quito, Ecuador, lit up for the annual Festival of Light which celebrates Ecuador’s declaration of independence from Spanish colonial rule.

This year marks the 40th year of the city as a World Heritage Site, and the festival is ever growing. Two million people visited last year, a number which this time even exceeded.

The cultural secretary of Quito said that there were 19 artistic installations around the city by a combination of French and Ecuadorian artists. The installations are all light-themed but vary – there are, for example, lit objects, projections or mappings.

Difficult words: declaration (when you declare – formally say something), independence (being free from another country), World Heritage Site (a place recognised being for special in the world), exceed (be more), installation (a piece of art), vary (be different).

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